Hardcore Gamer: According to twitter Sucker Punch has laid-off some employees.
Awww man :(.Like they said could be people that were just hired to complete a project.
I'd be worried but inFamous: Second Son was a big commercial success so Im sure this is just standard layoffs now that inFamous: First Light was completed
Yeah, they're finishing up the DLC expansion, then downsizing until the next big project goes into full development. Normal thing in the gaming industry.
well whoever it was better make sure they "Fetch" their last paycheck!
Yeah, just waiting to see all the "sucker punch and sony are doomed" comments roll in. Don't know when people will realize that a lot of these companies hire people on project contracts. Once these projects are done they no longer have use for these people. The workers know this before they accept the contract. The only people who don't seem to know this are the ones wanting the companies to fail.
Actually most of the layoffs are people who have been at Sucker Punch since the Sly Cooper days so your theory does not fit well
generally speaking they don't count those as layoffs. Those are just considered completed employment contracts. Layoffs usually indicate a downsizing in actual core staff... Including some prod contract employees
layoffs usually occur when work is minimal so since First Light is done I'm pretty sure that's the case. Expect new people to get hired once they start their new projects.
@Dboyc I know :) I work directly with a lot of major game studios for trailers and in game cinematics
It boggles my mind the fact that you have disagrees for that comment.
Actually most of the layoffs are people who have been at Sucker Punch since the Sly Cooper days so you are wrong in this case. We are talking about people who have been there at least 10 years.
Hmm true, but would it really be a lay off if they were on a timed contract? Unfortunate for those people
It was people who were hired from Zipper went it was closed that were hired just for Second Son.
Sucks. Hope they find good jobs soon.
OMG its the end of Sucker Punch! /s That's what uninformed journalists are gonna say right? It happened with Sony Santa Monica & with Naughty Dog so Sucker Punch is in trouble right?....right?
No, its just you saying it.
I guess you missed the /s sarcasm here.
Layoffs are pretty common after major projects are finished. The Naughty Dog layoffs/resignations weren't as a result of The Last of Us completion since the people leaving were Uncharted devs. That's why that got a lot of attention.
Oh boy here we go again I hope they find new jobs soon.
If you can, please elaborate on the first part of your comment.
He can't, and won't. Industry norm. Again. I was wondering why such an article hadn't been posted already, then somebody mentioned First Light and it made sense. No big deal, though I'm sure some would like it that way.
I didn't like Second Son as much as InFamous 1 and 2(still got the platinum though) but I was under the impression that it sold well. Hate to see such talented people laid off, especially in this economy. Hope all those affected by these layoffs(hopefully it's not many) can find gainful employment elsewhere. btw does anyone know how many copies InFamous Second Son sold? This news just seems strange given how successful Sony said it was.
"This news just seems strange given how successful Sony said it was." Considering First Light releases in a week or two, odds are this is your standard "we finished the project, so we got rid of the extra people we no longer need" and nothing more. With that being said, it might be a little more given the quote IGN has here ( http://www.ign.com/articles... ), though until we get more details, I would bet on it just being routine stuff and hardly anything to be worried about.
That makes sense.
It has nothing to do with how well Second Son sold
How is this news?
Was thinking the same thing, yes it is related to an organization which designs video games... but nobody reports developer bowel movements or eating habits... or do they? Quick, to the presses! This just in, Yoshida just tried the new spicy beefy Chongaritto from taco bell and is currently destroying a toilet on the 72nd floor of Sony Secret headquarters.
I'm sure the xbots will take this and make some big thing about sony and it's financial situation lol. Normal thing for almost any industry after big projects are done you layoff or worse let go of none essential employees until the next game/project
That's the crazy part a lot of these house should be working on two projects and be overwhelmed. It being a new console cycle.
not sure sucker punch is that big of a developer to have two teams. I could be mistaken. but 2 ( more like 1.5 lls) high quality games put out during the first year of a new console is very very good.
Even if you have 2 teams there will be turnover after a project is completed.
"I'm sure the xbots will take this and make some big thing about sony " Your insecurity aside, I don't see anyone taking the mick here. It sure as heck isnt as bad as it would be if this was Xbox related because, well, we know civil the 'Sony contingent' can be right? Anyway, it's good to see mostly mature responses on here (apart from your useless one). Infamous: Second Son was a financial success so yeah, this could just be part of normal restructuring.
Hopefully they fired whoever wrote the characters and story for Second Son.
I have no idea how you have more disagrees than agrees. Hell I got the platinum for InFamous Second Son, and I still felt like it was a disappointment compared to the 1st and 2nd. The world felt smaller, the story felt less compelling, and Delsin is a flat boring character compared to Cole. Overall I was glad I bought it but was still very disappointed with the route Sucker Punch chose to take the series.
Oh my waffle loving god... Next thing you know they are going to start hiring people when the production of the next game ramps up...maybe even gasp ...many of the same people that were just let go... It would be funny if tv shows, movies asnd music production companies were treated the same way in their media...
Damn more layoff in this industry than ever before. seem crazy
What games are they working on after the Infamous DLC? They laying off because no games are in production I'm guessing. I'm sure they won't be laid off for long.
they said theyr going to make another story dlc if "first light" sales is good
They never saw it coming. Do you see what I did there ? DO YOU SEE !!??!!??
Hehehe, I see what you did there buddy...very SLY ;)
So... they punched some suckers out? (oh, maybe this is one of the "sound better in my head" moments? lol)
Ouch! i hate that.
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